How Can I Achieve Faster Patient Discharges for Better Outcomes?

How Can I Achieve Faster Patient Discharges for Better Outcomes?

The best part of being in the hospital is when the doctor enters the room and says that you can finally go home. But, before you leave, there are many things that need to be done (which can take hours) so you can really leave safely.

Delays in this discharge process can have a ripple effect throughout the hospital and be agonizing for patients and their family. Unfortunately, 30% of hospitalized patients experience discharge delays, and nearly 33% of these are due to non-medical factors. With stats like these, you might be wondering, “How can I achieve faster discharges for better patient outcomes?”

Studies have found that improvements in hospital discharge planning can dramatically improve the outcome for patients as they move to the next level of care. That’s where clinical communication and collaboration (CC&C) tools can help. Check out our recent infographic use case to see how secure communication solutions like TigerConnect can improve the patient discharge process and make for better patient outcomes.

Download the patient discharge infographic here to see how clinical communication and collaboration solutions like TigerConnect can revitalize the discharge process in your health facility.

Will O’Connor, M.D. is the Chief Medical Information Officer at TigerConnect. As a physician executive with more than 20 years of healthcare experience, Will is a passionate advocate for rapid advancement across the healthcare industry.

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